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Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan on a plate

Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan

This easy air fryer chicken parmesan is tender, juicy, and covered in rich tomato sauce and cheese. Just as good as the original!
Course Meats
Cuisine Italian
Keyword air fryer chicken, chicken parmesan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 400kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


  • 16 oz chicken breast
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese


  • Cut chicken in half lengthwise. Using a meat tenderizer, pound the chicken until it has the same thickness across.
    cut chicken
  • In a medium bowl, combine the parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Set aside.
    Coating for the Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs. Set aside.
    whisked eggs
  • Dip each chicken piece into the egg mixture, followed by an immediate dunk in the bread crumbs mixture.
    chicken dipped into coating
  • Place the breaded chicken in the air fryer basket, being careful not to overlap he pieces on top of one another.
    chicken parmesan in an air fryer basket
  • Air fry the chicken at 400°F for 5 minutes. Flip the chicken over and spread marinara sauce in the center of each piece, followed by a handful of mozzarella.
    Chicken parmesan with marinara and cheese in an air fryer basket
  • Air fry the chicken for an additional 3-5 minutes depending on the thickness of each piece. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan in a basket


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 3mg